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To Fix Sports Journalism in Alaska
To Fix Sports Journalism in Alaska
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  To Fix Sports Journalism in Alaska     Sports media has been kind of an afterthought in the state of Alaska. The state has limited connection with itself in this area, but there is…

How do You get Your News?
How do You get Your News?
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In the age of social media, people get their news in many ways. Through tablets, phones, laptops and computers, these platforms pose the challenge on how to connect them. Successful websites like Vice Media, brings…

Short news clips suit our distracted culture
Short news clips suit our distracted culture
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Actual stories, made by real journalists are not out in the open like the rest of this content, they seem to be hiding behind a wall of traditional media expectations, and much too hard to…

April, the pregnant giraffe, now here’s a video worth streaming
April, the pregnant giraffe, now here’s a video worth streaming
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However, I do enjoy the live video streaming that has recently spread world wide.

Does Trump’s rise signal need for media reinvention?
Does Trump’s rise signal need for media reinvention?
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After reading the ‘Boundaries’ of journalism, an article on a recent Harvard panel discussion about journalism today, there is one word that comes to mind, pessimistic. The impression left is the journalism world needs to change…

Depressing focus as young journalists face unstable future
Depressing focus as young journalists face unstable future
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News these days is depressing. It seems the media has developed an obsession with over covering disasters and drama. Any feel-good news is generally ignored in favor of highlighting the latest scandal or disaster. Of…

  • About 6 in 10 young adults in U.S. primarily use online streaming to watch TV September 13, 2017
    The rise of online streaming services such as Netflix and HBO Go has dramatically altered the media habits of Americans, especially young adults.
  • News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2017 September 7, 2017
    Today, 67% of U.S. adults get at least some news on social media. Twitter, YouTube and Snapchat serve as sources of news for more of their users, though Facebook still leads as a source of news for Americans.
  • Americans’ online news use is closing in on TV news use September 7, 2017
    As of August 2017, 43% of Americans report often getting news online, just 7 points lower than the 50% who often get news on television.
  • Hispanic and African American News Media Fact Sheet August 7, 2017
    News media made by and for the two largest racial/ethnic minority groups in the United States – blacks and Hispanics – have been a consistent part of the American news landscape.
  • Public Broadcasting Fact Sheet August 7, 2017
    Hundreds of local and regional radio and television stations comprise the U.S. public media system.
  • Digital News Fact Sheet August 7, 2017
    In the U.S., roughly nine-in-ten adults ever get news online (either via mobile or desktop), and the online space has become a host for the digital homes of both legacy news outlets and new, “born on the web” news outlets.
  • Local TV News Fact Sheet July 13, 2017
    Local television news programming has shed audience over the past decade, but it still garners more viewers on average than cable and network news programs.
  • Network News Fact Sheet June 16, 2017
    Network TV news – appointment viewing for more than 20 million Americans – has experienced relative stability in the size of its audience over the past decade.
  • Audio and Podcasting Fact Sheet June 16, 2017
    The audio news sector in the U.S. is split by modes of delivery: traditional terrestrial (AM/FM) radio and digital formats such as online radio and podcasting.
  • Growth in mobile news use driven by older adults June 12, 2017
    Roughly two-thirds of Americans ages 65 and older now get news on a mobile device (67%), a 24-percentage-point increase over the past year.
  • Vann R. Newkirk II: Race, Identity, and the Media
    Vann R. Newkirk II, staff writer for The Atlantic, discussed Charlottesville, Jemele Hill’s remarks about President Trump, and the media’s shortcomings in its coverage of racial issues, among other topics, during a visit to the Shorenstein Center. He also discussed healthcare policy, Black Lives Matter, reporting on the working class, voter turnout, and more, in a conversation […]
  • E.J. Dionne, Jr. - 'One Nation After Trump', Media, the Economy, and Progressivism
    E.J. Dionne, Jr., political writer for The Washington Post, and William H. Bloomberg Visiting Professor, discussed his forthcoming book, One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported, co-authored by Norman J. Ornstein and Thomas E. Mann. During his talk at the Shorenstein Center, Dionne also covered the media’s performance […]
  • Derrick Z. Jackson: Environmental Justice? Unjust Coverage of the Flint Water Crisis
    A conversation with Derrick Z. Jackson, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2016), Boston Globe essayist, and a climate and energy writer for the Union of Concerned Scientists, about his new research paper examining the failure of national media outlets to respond to the Flint water crisis in an urgent manner, as well as biases in coverage.  Jackson […]

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